Cowes – The Dairy at Rew Street Farm

This delightful Grade II listed former dairy, housed inside a quiet leafy courtyard, is located on the Northwest side of the Island, just a short distance from the sea and Gurnard Beach.

A short path leads from the gravel parking lot to the door to this self-contained single-story residence, built in 1804 and recently refurbished in 2018. It has been finished and equipped to a high standard and is centrally heated. The welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a light and airy space neatly separated into communal zones, with characterful beams to admire (restricted head height in some areas). The lounge room is a great place to chill with a good book or watch a movie on the TV/DVD with your four-legged buddy.

An electric oven, gas stove, refrigerator with ice section, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, and washer/dryer are all included in the kitchen. A nice dining area is located directly across the street, ideal for casual dinners. The lovely super-king-size bedroom is located across the lounge. The accommodation is completed by a stylish shower room with shower, basin, and WC located directly across the street.

Please note that there is a slope spanning the length of the property between the walkway and the lounge/bedroom spaces due to the age of the dairy and fluctuations in floor height.

Outside the lounge/kitchen/diner, there is a small terrace and lawned area at the front of the home with outdoor furniture, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or an early evening sundowner. A one-car off-road parking area is available near the property entrance at the front of the property. This facility has free Wi-Fi Internet access.


The attractive town of Cowes, famed as a sailing centre with a strong sailing heritage, is nestled within narrow streets and offers a wide range of services such as shops, pubs, and restaurants. With local pathways flowing through beautiful countryside and easy access to the Round The Island cycle route, this region is a sanctuary for avid walkers and cyclists.

The western part of the island, with its calm beach coves and downland hikes, is easily accessible by automobile; alternatively, visit the neighbouring Newtown National Nature Reserve, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a superb site for breath-taking walks or bird viewing. A short drive east, paired with a ride on the Floating Bridge ferry from West to East Cowes, leads to Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s old Island residence.